Best Practices

Best Practices on this page include practical programs that have been successful in at least one parish, and that could potentially be implemented in other parishes. Browse for the latest Best Practices below or search across the multiple areas of parish life.

Feb 12, 2007: A parish uses its members' gifts and talents to put on a successful "Kids for Jesus" Catholic Vacation Bible School.

Parish: Holy Family , Lawton , Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Faith Formation

Feb 5, 2007: 100% of participants in this four-part small-group Catechism study have re-registered for part II of the program, growing in their faith and building strong, new friendships with fellow-parishioners.

Parish: Immaculate Conception , Sealy, TX , Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Categories: Outreach, Faith Formation

Jan 29, 2007: 80% of Confirmation students come back and assume an active role in parish life.

Parish: Church of St. Michael , Prior Lake , Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Category: Youth

Jan 22, 2007: A pyramid approach to personally inviting parishioners yields plentiful pledges.

Parish: Church of St. Michael , in St. Michael , Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
Category: Administration and Finance

Jan 16, 2007: An easy to implement retreat program has brought personal and parish-wide renewal at over 800 parishes throughout the United States and Italy.

Parish: St. Peter Chanel , Atlanta , Archdiocese of Atlanta
Categories: Sacraments, Family, Faith Formation

Jan 9, 2007: Almost half of registered families increased their weekly tithe, enabling this small, combined-parish to beat back a growing deficit.

Parish: Holy Family-St. Lawerence Parish , Essex Junction , Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont
Categories: Faith Formation, Administration and Finance

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